A 15-year-old girl was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a telegraph pole earlier today.
Paramedics say the accident happened just before school was out at about 2.20pm.
They arrived at the scene, residential street Hilliger Road in South Penrith, to a young girl trapped inside her vehicle.
Acting Duty Operations Manager at Penrith Ambulance Station, Michael Magyary, said it was lucky she was wearing her seat belt at the time.
The girl was taken by ambulance to hospital suffering from a chest injury and a deep cut to her knee, Mr Magyary said.
“She was assessed at the scene and she was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital to ensure she didn’t suffer any further injuries as the force of the car against the pole was quite heavy,” Mr Magyary said.
“It was lucky that she was wearing her seat belt which saved her from sustaining any injuries to the head area.”
It’s understood the girl lost control of the car and subsequently crashed into the pole.
“She hit the pole, was cut out of the car and was taken to hospital,” A police spokesperson on the scene said.
“We don’t know if she was unlicensed and it’s highly unlikely at this stage that drugs and alcohol were any kind of a factor.”
Residents say they didn’t witness the incident but once they heard the loud ‘bang’ they came out to see what had happened.
Speed could have been a contributing factor with one witness commenting on the Weekender’s Facebook post: “She flew past our street street at high speed and then the next minute we heard the bang and she slammed into a telegraph pole”.
– Jade Aliprandi